alocispepraluger102

Former Member bill barton

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Wow. OK, this is news to me. This all surfaced when I was away from here for a year.

Man...really gets you thinking (again) about these social "friendships" that people go on about.

Didn't know him except seeing him here and, I think, on JazzCorner,

but I have to hope that he had no direct deleterious effect on any of you here.

I say "direct" because I can't help but think there's got to be some "psychic" healing

that needs to be attended to if one is to take these social forums earnestly.

I don't know what else to say...

How is this different from knowing people socially in person?

Sorry, trying to say the last sentence outside the quote but late at night on an iPad can't quite figure out how to do it.

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How is this different from knowing people socially in person?

Knowing (or "knowing of") someone may have little difference

between the two realms, but I was referring more to the idea

of "knowing = friendship" that is often assumed in social media.

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Is there any way we can get Bill Barton off the "Birthdays" list on the sidebar of the forum?

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Just read the long Jesse Friedman piece from the Village Voice ... and now this - damn.

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Is there any way we can get Bill Barton off the "Birthdays" list on the sidebar of the forum?

I'll second that.

It's bad enough what people went through. We certainly don't need an annual reminder...

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Perhaps we do need a reminder that life can be messy - even bad at times. Just a thought. I'm sure many won't agree.

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That's a fair point, Paul. My only thought would be that it's impossible to ignore that life can be messy, IMO, but what Bill participated in was lightyears beyond "messy".

I also think it's different when it's someone you considered a friend.

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Well, all I know is I got a slight chill when I saw that this morning. And I wasn't nearly as close to Bill as many others here.

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As long as he remains in prison for the rest of his life...

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Is there any way we can get Bill Barton off the "Birthdays" list on the sidebar of the forum?

Just checked to see if I had the ability to edit out his birthday on his profile, which is, I think, what triggers the "Happy Birthday" listing.

I don't. Maybe Jim A does.

Will look into it, seems a not unreasonable request.

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As long as he remains in prison for the rest of his life...

Considering his age, length of sentence, and no federal parole....I don't think anyone needs to worry about that.

Edited by Blue Train

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I deleted his birthday.

Thank you Jim.

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I hope nothing happens to this thread. It is an important history for some of us.

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And THAT was the voice I was waiting to hear from.

And I agree, nothing SHOULD happen to this thread.

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A thread like this is a reminder of "the banality of evil." I say that from the perspective of someone who met Bill some years ago.

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Quit posting. Let the thread (and the memory) slip back into oblivion.

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7 minutes ago, Kevin Bresnahan said:

http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2018/DB1809/single_page_view/10.html

It looks like Bill Barton still gets to read DownBeat while sitting in the minimum security Federal Penitentiary in Seagoville, TX.

You should reach out to him in your Vote For Hank initiative. Every vote matters!

quite apart from that, what stirred the letters talking about people complaining about political comments?

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From what I’ve heard from those that have done time in minimum security federal prisons, they’re essentially summer camps that you can’t leave.

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